"a trip to the east" Khorfakkan by uglyscot

Khorfakkan Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos

Khor Fakkan is a dependency of Sharjah. The village is located on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. It has a magnificent view of the gulf. It also has the remains of a fort. built by the Portuguese.
Khor Fakkan is a popular tourism spot. People from Abu Dhabi and other Gulf countries come when there are holidays or at weekends. It is surrounded by large mountains and attractive beaches. Its most famous hotel is the Oceanic. It also features coral outcrops suitable for diving and snorkelling. However, Sharjah's ban on alcohol tends to deter foreign tourists.

Some history

Khor Fakkan has a long history of human settlement. Excavations by a team from the Sharjah Archaeological Museum have identified 34 graves and a settlement belonging to the early-mid second millennium BC. These are clustered on rock outcrops overlooking the harbour.

One site of interest is the Rifaisa Dam, in the mountains of Khor Fakkan. This is believed to have been built over a village, and when the water is very still, the tops of the old houses are still visible.


  • Last visit to Khorfakkan: Jan 2000
  • Intro Updated Aug 20, 2007
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  • Escadora7's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:18 PM

    Hi Shane, thank you for stopping by our Khorfakkan page. It is quite fascinating - isn't it? :-D Best wishes, Ash & Eve

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2006 at 7:45 AM

    Interesting places, even if looking deserted.


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